If you’re one of the thousands of Canadians who dashes regularly across the border to buy cheap American milk and cheese, you might be hoping the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will eventually save you the trip.
The humongous trade deal involving Canada and 11 other countries includes a provision that opens our country’s supply-managed dairy industry ever so slightly to foreign imports.
But will that mean lower prices for milk and other dairy products on Canadian store shelves, and more choice?
The answer so far seems to be a qualified probably not.
Anyone Yahoo Canada talked to about it pointed out that specific details of how the TPP will work for each signatory have not been released yet and the deal will still have to be ratified by each country.
The Conservative government crowed that its negotiators beat back attempts to fracture Canada’s supply-management system, which allocates dairy production via quotas to each farmer to maintain milk prices and keep the industryRead More »from Trans-Pacific trade deal unlikely to mean a price break on dairy products for Canadians